Definition of Canis Minor in US English:

Canis Minor

proper noun

  • 1A small constellation (the Little Dog), said to represent one of the dogs following Orion. It is close to the celestial equator and contains the bright star Procyon.

    1. 1.1as genitive Canis Minoris /mīˈnôris/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Canis Minor.
      ‘the star Beta Canis Minoris’